Italian 2022 Philosophy Festival focuses on various spheres of justice

Logo of the Italian Philosophy Festival, Photo: Modena Today

 MODENA – From Friday to Sunday Modena, Capri and Sassuolo are hosting the 22nd edition of Italian Philosophy Festival, the theme of which this year is various spheres of justice, organisers said Thursday.

 As a part of the festival there are scheduled almost 200 free appointments including master classes, exhibitions, performances, readings, activities for children and philosophical dinners. Some of the events will be in English.

 During 53 master classes, great personalities of philosophical thought will present transformations of justice in its various spheres. In society, the question of justice concerns issues of redistribution, access criteria, including merit, competences and protections. Besides, political, philosophical and theological discourse of justice intersects its relationship with law and punishment.

 Recently new subjects emerge as addressees of justice, which prompts to consider this topic also in the relationship between generations. Furthermore, regarding relationships between nations, the relationship between peace and war will be analyzed.

 Some of the exhibition appointments will present frontier situations of justice issues, from the conditions of inequality to the experience of imprisonment. The other conversations will consider how to active social energies to initiate the fight against injustice. During the festival various performative and laboratory initiatives will recall the active dimension of preventing injustices and redressing wrongs.

 Among the speakers who will make their debut at the Philosophy Festival are: Joanna Bourke, Anne Lafont, Brunilda Pali, Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Walter Scheidel, Wolfgang Streeck, Jörg Tremmel, Lea Ypi.Festival debuts, among others, Joanna Bourke, Anne Lafont, Brunilda Pali, Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Walter Scheidel, Wolfgang Streeck, Jörg Tremmel, Lea Ypi.

 Among the returning speakers are: Enzo Bianchi, Massimo Cacciari (member of the festival's scientific committee), Barbara Carnevali (member of the festival's scientific committee), Donatella Di Cesare, Roberto Esposito, Maurizio Ferraris (Lectio "Coop Alleanza 3.0"), Simona Forti, Umberto Galimberti, Michela Marzano (Lectio "Rotary Club Ghirlandina Group"), Stefano Massini, Salvatore Natoli, Massimo Recalcati, Chiara Saraceno, Carlo Sini, Stefano Zamagni (in collaboration with the Ermanno Gorrieri Foundation for the Community).

 The Italian Philosophy Festival is promoted by the "Consorzio per il Festival Filosofia", of which the Municipalities of Modena, Carpi and Sassuolo, the San Carlo College Foundation of Modena, the Cassa di Risparmio di Carpi Foundation and the Modena Foundation are members.